I think that's a type-o. There is no factory option for a soft top on an Exige S. Many dealers will not even perform the soft top conversion. I asked the parts guy at the Lotus dealer in San Francisco for the parts to do the conversion myself and he was confused as to why I wanted them. I told him that they were for my Exige S and he said "you mean the Elise?" I told him about this thread and how many Exige S owners have performed this conversion and he still looked at me like I was high. However, from what I've seen you can negotiate the conversion as part of your new car purchase with some dealers.
I am considering buying my first Lotus Exige S soon. I remain confused about the availability of a soft top / no top.
http://www.lotuscars.com/ExigeS.aspx states that the touring pack includes an "Insulated Soft Top". I would assume that it includes the proper installation for it as well. Is this not accurate?